The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives, and upon completion of this course, should be able to:
CO-1 Demonstrate basic knowledge (and related calculations) of solubility, types of solutions, entropy, solution energetics, solution equilibrium, Henry’s Law, solution concentration with associated units, colligative properties, and colloids.
CO-2 Solve problems related to reaction rate, rate laws and the integrated rate law (zero, first, and second order reactions), half-life, the effect of temperature on reaction rate, activation energy, frequency factor, reaction mechanisms, and catalysis.
CO-3 Apply basic knowledge of dynamic equilibrium, the equilibrium constant (K), the ICE method of determining equilibrium values, the reaction quotient (Q), predicting the direction of change, finding equilibrium concentrations, and Le Chatelier’s Principle in chemical calculations.
CO-4 Apply basic knowledge of acid/base nomenclature, Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry definitions, acid and base dissociation constants (Ka, Kb, Kw), water autoionization, pH, pOH, pKa, [H3O+], [OH-], conjugate pairs, polyprotic acids, acid strength and structure, and Lewis acid/base definitions in chemical calculations.
CO-5 Solve mathematical and chemical problems related to buffers, the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation, buffer range and capacity, pKa, titration and pH curves, solubility product constant (Ksp), precipitation (Q to Ksp ratio), qualitative chemical analysis, and complex ion equilibria.
CO-6 Demonstrate basic knowledge (and related calculations) of spontaneous vs. nonspontaneous processes, entropy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, heat transfer, changes in entropy, Gibb’s Free Energy, the Third Law of Thermodynamics, free energy changes, nonstandard states, and relating free energy to (K).
CO-7 Apply basic knowledge of oxidation-reduction, voltaic cells, EMF, cell potentials, standard electrode potentials, relationship of cell potential to equilibrium constant to free energy, the Nernst equation, batteries, electrolysis, and corrosion in chemical calculations.
CO-8 Demonstrate basic knowledge (and related calculations) of types of radioactivity, decay series, detection of radioactivity, kinetics of radioactive decay, radiometric dating, nuclear fission, mass defect, nuclear binding energy, nuclear fusion, transmutation, and the affects and applications of radiation.